What Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Could Mean for Black Gay Men

Published: March 22, 2011

The first in our two-part series for the Black AIDS Institute: What Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Could Mean for Black Gay Men.

In what has been described as a "major breakthrough", the daily use of an antiretroviral drug therapy has been revealed to dramatically reduce new infections in HIV-negative gay and bisexual men. But "how do you implement it for the number one risk group for HIV/AIDS: African American men who have sex with men?" asks Detroit-based Hank Milbourne, director of prevention services at AIDS Partnership Michigan.

A recent CDC study  found that almost one in three Black men who have sex with men is HIV positive, compared with only 16 percent of White gay and bisexual men. More than 60 percent are not aware of their HIV status.

Also, Black AIDS Institute President Phill Wilson wraps new research and policy developments around PrEP.

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